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Chris King, Ph.D., CSP, CHMM

College for Public Health and Social Justice

Center for Environmental Education and Training

Courses Taught

Occupational Safety and Health; Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health


  • Ph.D., Public Policy, Saint Louis University
  • M.S., Biology, University of Louisville
  • B.S., Biology, Missouri State University

Research Interests

Evaluating the impact of microfinance programs; development of sustainable community water programs, environmental and occupational career development programs

Professional Organizations and Associations

He serves as the director of the Center for Environmental Education and Training and the Midwest OSHA Education Center at Saint Louis University.

During his 33 years in environmental health and safety training, King has worked in a variety of areas, including water quality research, water and wastewater operations, hazardous materials management, lead hazards and occupational safety and health. King is also a member of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Managers, the American Society of Safety Engineers, and Engineers Without Borders.

Community Work and Service

Throughout his career, King has been vested in efforts to help underserved communities develop capacity for addressing environmental health and safety issues, and he has worked with domestic and international communities toward this end. King's current projects include the impact of microfinance programs on community health and transformation, sustainable community water systems, and environmental and occupational career development programs.